Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 10:45 am  |  16 responses

Mark Cuban Calls Phil Jackson the ‘First Housewife of the Lakers’

With Phil Jackson on hand for Shaquille O’Neal‘s jersey retirement ceremony, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to throw some a playful dart at his old nemesis. Per the LA Times: “I have great respect for Phil too, Jeanie’s husband as he’ll now be known,’ Cuban said, referencing Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ executive vice president and governor who votes on issues at owners’ meetings. ‘Someone’s got to be the first housewife of the Lakers.’ Jackson, who became engaged to Buss in January, spoke during O’Neal’s halftime ceremony. ‘Like Shaq, they’re both part of what makes the NBA unique,’ Cuban said. ‘There’s not a lot of personalities that really define themselves — not just by their accomplishments on the court but by their wit and intelligence off the court.’ Cuban said he even urged Jackson to remain in the NBA after the Mavericks defeated the Lakers in the 2011 playoffs. ‘When the Mavs beat them that series,’ Cuban said, ‘I walked up [to Jackson] and said, ‘You’re great for the NBA. Please don’t retire.’”

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  • pposse

    marc cuban looks like the fictional little brother of Anton from the movie no country for old men.

  • vaze7789

    Cuban you mad bro?

  • http://twitter.com/SupermanayrB B!

    This coming from a guy with 1 championship. Jeanie has more championships than he does.

  • RayJr

    Must be nice to be billionaire and say whatever you want.

  • RayJr

    So thats what happened to all that money! He gave it to Cuban to help buy the mavs ha

  • bike

    A la Basketball Wives, Phil could head up a reality show about guys married to women executives of nba teams. It would mostly consist of episodes where the guys get together, get drunk, gossip, and bitch slap each other

  • bike

    A la Basketball Wives, Phil will star in a reality series about guys married to women executives of nba teams. The episodes will primarily focus on the guys getting together, getting drunk, gossiping, and bit*h slapping each other.

  • Mark Cuban

    just a little bit bro

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    So people get up in arms over homophobic comments and the R word, but it looks like misogyny is still totally cool in America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    la loves pjax..we want phil..we want phil…dantoni does not have a chance!! hope jeannie is put fully in charge but it looks like it is a lost cause. hope she gives kb a job in a year if he wants it when he gets the ocho/2-four retired thou i see him doing bad boys iii!


    but i love it though. cuban just keep running your mouth please

  • The Seed

    Stick to Shark Tank advice.

  • Chukaz

    How was that misogyny?

  • Chukaz

    He’s probably the best character in shark tank. The rest of them annoy me. I think it’s because i’m working on a BBA and i can just tell that Daymond, Robert, Kevin, Laurie and Debra have no idea what they’re talking about. Mark Cuban went to business school, while Robert made websites, Kevin made toys, Laurie sells sh*t on TV, Debra sells houses, and Daymond stitches sh*t together.

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